Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
So that explains why Australia keep beating you then, even with weakened sides - think it is now 2 wins out of the last 18 against them now for you lot and one of those wins involved one of the worst Australian sides for a decade or so (the other was a dead rubber).
Then add in NZ's inability to raise their game whenever it means something, such as in a World Cup. They've no realistic chance of winning the World Cup and no realistic chance of beating a high strength Australia when they're up for it.
Still gotta laugh at this. You really can't stand NZ can you? Why keep pointing at our record v Australia as some sort of indication that we're a poor ODI side? People have subsequently shown that England's record is no better, that NZ can almost never field a full strength side either, and that England haven't won anything in the one day game.
Pretty much every team has a lousy record against Australia in recent times. If you must focus on NZ's record, how about that we just beat the number 2 and 3 teams in the world, and that the last time we met England, we gave them a shellacking?
We're not odds-on to win the World Cup or anything, but we are
a better ODI side than England atm, full strength or not.